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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Many locals have a soft spot for Broughton Place. 

There’s a satisfying confluence to it, an odd higgledy-piggledy, tumble-down descent leading to a pool of Georgian grandeur at the bottom. 

Here, in Kirkwood’s 1819 Plan and Elevation, we see it in the years before completion, a rather charming guddle of homes, gardens, woodyards, and older structures gradually being subsumed under the New Town. 

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Edinburgh Police today named the girl whose body was found on Calton Hill on 8 December. 

Fifteen-year-old Mhari O’Neill’s death is currently unexplained, and Police are asking for the public’s help. 

The Willowbrae teenager was reported missing in the early hours of Saturday, and a member of the public later found her body at 6.30am. 

Detective Inspector Susan Balfour from the Major Investigation Team said: ‘Our deepest...